Fujiwara no Tadamichi

Fujiwara no Tadamichi (藤原 忠通, March 15, 1097 – March 13, 1164) was the eldest son of the Japanese regent (Kampaku) Fujiwara no Tadazane and a member of the politically powerful Fujiwara clan.[1] He was the father of Fujiwara no Kanefusa and Jien.

Fujiwara no Tadamichi (from Tennō Sekkan Daijin Eizukan)

In the Hōgen Rebellion of 1156, Tadamichi sided with the Emperor Go-Shirakawa, while his brother Fujiwara no Yorinaga sided with Emperor Sutoku.[1]

In 1162, he ordained as a Buddhist monk and took the Dharma name Enkan (円観).

Marriage and ChildrenEdit

Parents

  • Father: Fujiwara no Yorinaga (藤原 頼長, May 1120 – August 1, 1156)
  • Mother: Minamoto no Moroko (源師子), daughter of Minamoto no Akifusa (源顕房)

Consort and issue:

  • Wife: Fujiwara no Soshi (藤原宗子, 1190 – 1155), daughter of Fujiwara no Munemichi (藤原宗通)
  • Wife: Minamoto no Nobuko (源信子), daughter of Minamoto no Norinobu (源国信)
  • Wife: Minamoto no Toshiko (源俊子), daughter of Minamoto no Norinobu (源国信), younger sister of Nobuko
    • Fujiwara no Motofusa (藤原 基房, 1144 – February 1, 1230), fifth son
    • Shinen (1153 – 1224), ninth son
    • Saichu, thirteenth son
  • Wife: Minamoto no Toshiko (源俊子), daughter of Minamoto no Akitoshi (源顕俊)
  • Wife: Kaga no Tsubone (加賀局), daughter of Fujiwara no Nakamitsu (藤原仲光)
    • Fujiwara no Kanezane (藤原 兼実, 1149 – May 3, 1207), sixth son
    • Doen (1151-1170), eight son
    • Fujiwara no Kanefusa (藤原 兼房, 1153 – March 30, 1217), tenth son
    • Jien (慈円, 17 May 1155 in Kyoto – 28 October 1225), eleventh son
  • Wife: Daughter of Fujiwara no Motonobu (藤原基信)
    • Eshin (恵信, 1114 – 1171), first son
  • Wife: Lady Gōjō (五条), daughter of Minamoto no Moritsune (源盛経)
    • Takadata (尊忠; b.1150), seventh son
  • Wife Unknown
    • Kakuchu (覚忠; 1118 – 1177), Priest, second son

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Sansom, George (1958). A history of Japan to 1334. Stanford University Press. p. 210. ISBN 0804705232.